Friday, June 22, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Great weather, good walks

The weather had been a little on the chilly side for a bit, but now Mother Nature is rewarding us with good temperatures like 70°f. Our walks usually start in our neighborhood, but then we might drive to another part of town for the heck of it.

Macy is patient with me most of the time. She knows I stop a lot to take a picture or two or three or.....
Unlike other beagle's, she's not big on barking or howling. Not to say that she don't, but she seems to know when it's appropriate..

When we're done she goes to her chair for a nap and me to mine.
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Saturday, June 16, 2012

That Old House

I was attracted to this old house when my sister was driving me to visit with my mom in Maryland. I talked her into going back to it so I could photograph it. I was surprised when we got closer that it was empty and as we got closer yet, it was obvious it was empty for some time.

Looking at it made me think of what it's history might have been. By the look of it's foundation, it was built a long time ago. Also the tree that shades it is huge and the vines that are starting to swallow it up have been doing so for some time.

The road now comes extremely close to the back of the house, but at one time it looks like it was a comfortable place to take a nap in the backyard. To me it looked like a real family home. I can see kids and a dog playing in the summer time. You can almost hear the Walton's saying g'nite.

What were the happy times? How many families grew up here? What brought it to its present emptiness? I guess the ghost that still nap or play under that tree would have to tell us.
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Saturday, June 9, 2012

I had an awesome Big Brother

(clockwise: Charlie, Diane, Larry, Mom, Dave)
I was very fortunate to have a family that allowed you to do what you were meant to do. They might not understand, but it's your life. I moved away over 35 years ago and had the support of all of them. Anytime I'd run into a speed bump, I had their support however it was needed.

Charlie , Dee, their children and grandchildren
My big brother Charlie passed away on May 30th of a massive heart attack doing what he liked to do. Playing golf. To me, he was bigger than life, like all big brothers are supposed to be. It was obvious to me at his funeral, that he was bigger than life to a lot of other people. The funeral home was packed for all 6 viewings and I rode in the limo and couldn't see the end of the possession.

Dee and Charlie Dorsey
Oh how he loved his wife Dee and their family. It was picture perfect how they all supported one another through out life. It shows now with his children and family all supporting Dee through this hard time. Charlie will always be with her through their children and grandchildren.

Charlie aboard the Sea Dee 3
I can't tell enough great stories about my brother here, the Internet just isn't big enough. There's a hole in my heart now, but I smile through the tears thinking of all the great times I was able to share with him, or he shared with me.

His daughter Debbie said it best. He's now with his hero's, Pop Pop (our dad George Dorsey), Ronald Regan and Johnny Unitas.

Goodbye Big Bro.
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